Today I was introduced to the realm of ‘Hyper Realistic Sculpture’. Demilked recently shared a new sculpture by Ron Mueck, which led me to look at a bunch of his previous works. Doing that led me to the human-animal hybrids of Patricia Piccinini, which reminded me of some of the characters in Jeff Lemire‘s Sweet Tooth. I’ve since looked at a bunch of other works by artists such as Evan Penny, Carole A. Feuerman and more. If you have some time, browse around some of this work, and if you are lucky enough find some on exhibit near you.
What is still sticking with me about the Ron Mueck work, is the different scales. He has very large ones, and very small ones too. Wow. To see more of the way he works, check out the site of photographer Gautier Deblonde who works with the artist in documenting his process and his installations.